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Benicia Public Library

The Benicia Public Library contributes to the success of our diverse community by being a vital center of learning, communication, culture and enjoyment. We serve a community with a uniquely rich history and character. Benicia exudes small-town charm, with its ideal San Francisco Bay waterfront location and high quality of life.

To meet the needs of our residents, the Library is responsive to providing services and making them available when people can use them. Our Library is open 7 days a week, and includes an art gallery, a Literacy Program, and a Friends of the Library group as well as diverse volunteer opportunities. In addition to our beautiful building, which opened June 19, 1993, we provide a wide range of materials as a result of the Library Board’s consistent allocation of budget resources to developing and enhancing our print and electronic collections.

Contact Information:

Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Telephone: (707) 746-4343
Email: library@ci.benicia.ca.us

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California of the Past Project Digital Story Station Pilot Grant Program
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Library Storytelling Project
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californialightandsound
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Benicia Public Library
by Workman, Ruth
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Description : Ann Deusenberry reads the story by Ruth Workman of the first scary night of Sputnik flying over Benicia during the high school football game. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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by Fugate, Barbara
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Description : Barbara Fugate tells of living in Benicia during World War II. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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by Coyne, Dan
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Description : Dan Coyne tells of getting donuts in the middle of the night at the local donut shop in Benicia. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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by Syracuse, Lee
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Description : Lee Syracuse tells of the Prisoners of War held at the Arsenal in Benicia, CA during World War II. Because of the shortage of men in Benicia during the war they were bussed to Vallejo for dances and given work to do by Benicia citizens Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
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by Chiotti, Paul
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Description : Paul Chiotti talks about the Mom and Pop Stores of the 1940s and 1950s. The Fernandez, the Rankins, the Joe Hanson Butcher Shop, the Pines Grocery Store. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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by Killan, Dale
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Description : Dale Killan tells of moving to Benicia in the 1940s and the events that happened due to World War II. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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by Hansen, Ann
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Description : Ann Hansen tells the story of how she became involved with the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
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by Lee, Darrell
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Description : Darrell Lee talks about growing up in Benicia in the 1950's. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Description : Ghost Walk 2008 in Benicia, CA. Officer Grupky (Jerry Hayes) introduces the group to characters dressed as Mary Farmer, Gertie Guilardo, Milo Passalacqua, and Jack London. They all tell some of their contribution to the history of First Street. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction...
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by Vecchi, Louis
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Description : Louis Vecchi tells his story of landing in Normandy on D-Day, paratrooping into Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder....
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by Acosta, Ana
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Description : Ana Acosta tells her story of moving to and living in Benicia which she wrote when Benicia Public Library sponsored a community reading project. The book chosen was My California, a compilation of essays by local authors. The Literacy and ESL students were encouraged to participate. They were provided cameras, asked to take pictures, and to write an essay about the city of Benicia. As a result of their hard work, a book was created using the essays titled Through Our Eyes: A Photo...
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by Blaufarb, Ellen
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Description : Ellen Blauford, last principal of Mills Elementary School tells the history of the school. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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by Chen, Sharon
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Description : Sharon Chen tells her story of living in Benicia which she wrote when Benicia Public Library sponsored a community reading project. The book chosen was My California, a compilation of essays by local authors. The Literacy and ESL students were encouraged to participate. They were provided cameras, asked to take pictures, and to write an essay about the city of Benicia. As a result of their hard work, a book was created using the essays titled Through Our Eyes: A Photo Essay...
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by Syracuse, Lee
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Description : Lee Syracuse describes the Crooks Mansion and the original family. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may...
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by Martinez-Coyne, Frances
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Description : Fran tells the story of moving from Maryland to Benicia, CA and how she discovers a new and different home for her family. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
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by Salceda, Elpidia
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Description : Elpidia Salceda tells her story of moving to Benicia which she wrote when Benicia Public Library sponsored a community reading project. The book chosen was My California, a compilation of essays by local authors. The Literacy and ESL students were encouraged to participate. They were provided cameras, asked to take pictures, and to write an essay about the city of Benicia. As a result of their hard work, a book was created using the essays titled Through Our Eyes: A Photo Essay...
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by Ashtiani, Nazanin
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Description : Nazanin Ashtian tells her story of moving and living in Benicia which she wrote when Benicia Public Library sponsored a community reading project. The book chosen was My California, a compilation of essays by local authors. The Literacy and ESL students were encouraged to participate. They were provided cameras, asked to take pictures, and to write an essay about the city of Benicia. As a result of their hard work, a book was created using the essays titled Through Our Eyes: A...
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by Gartrell, Nate
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Description : Nate Gartrell tells of his night time walk to the docks of Benicia and the Benicia he never knew existed. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition,...
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by Corbaley, Joanne
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Description : Joanne Garrigues Corbaley talks about growing up in Benicia in the 1950s. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some...
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by Hayes, Jerry
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Description : Jerry Hayes tells of attending St. Catherine's Academy. He also tells of his first memory of St. Catherine's when he had to go for his Polio Shot. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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by Syracuse, Lee
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Description : Lee Syracuse remembers the story of Father Charles Eldon Davis and his feelings towards female priests coming to St. Paul's Epsicopal Church. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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by Gonsalves, Norman
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Description : Norman Gonsalves describes Benicia's Holy Ghost Celebration Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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by Chiotti, Paul
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Description : Paul Chiotti remembers his parents homes, Mom in the Union Hotel and Dad on H Street in the 1930s. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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by Silveria, Bonnie
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Description : Bonnie Silveria tells the story of how when the Arsenal closed, Benicia city's fathers decided to build the Industrial Park. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
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by Chiotti, Paul
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Description : Paul Chiotti remembers the day he got a flat tire while on the Benicia Martinez Ferry and having to change it before docking. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright...
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by Burns, Karen
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Description : Karen Burns tells the story of the last voyage between Martinez and Benicia on the ferry when the brand new Martinez Benicia Bridge opened on September 15, 1962. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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by Segle, Elaine Loukidis
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Description : Elaine describes her family and events growing up in Benicia. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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by Chiotti, Paul
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Description : Paul Chiotti talks about the Bordellos of First Street, Benicia during the Depression. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of...
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by Lucero, Jessica
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Description : Jessica describes parade day in Benicia. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of...
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Description : When Krandall transfers to a new school and is assigned to Sister Genevieve's class, there are problems until she and his mom meets. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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by Martens, Emil
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Description : Emil Martens tells the story of being a medic in the U.S. Army in France during World War II. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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by Landwehr, Ed
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Description : Ed Landwehr tells of his training to become a Navy Pilot. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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by Chiotti, Paul
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Description : Paul Chiotti tells the story of being a bugler and then teletypist while stationed in Hawaii During World War II. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In...
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by Benicia Congregational Church
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Description : Congregational Church, Benicia, CA Holiday House Committee talks about 50 years of making crafts to sell to raise money for improvements to the church. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
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by Kraus, Krandall
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Description : This story, written by Krandall Kraus and told by Barbara Cody, tells the story of Sister Genevieve's Mission to Benicia at St. Catherine's Academy. In addition to her religious duties, she also taught, cared for the children in the dormitories, and had charge over the kitchen and garden. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
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by Pinkham, Diane
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Description : Diane Pinkham describes Benicia in the 1950's. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by...
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by Workman, Paul
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Description : When Paul meets Ruth he discovers the small town of Benicia where he eventually comes to live. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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by Chiotti, Paul
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Description : Paul Chiotti tells the story of meeting and marrying Bernice Harvey. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials...
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by Schwager, Martin
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Description : Martin Schwager tells his story of bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some...
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by Chiotti, Paul
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Description : Paul Chiotti talks about the annual Benicia Holy Ghost Parade describing the activities of the day. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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by Tatum, Mark
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Description : Mark Tatum tells of landing on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. Series Title : California of the Past: Digital Story Station Rights : Rights are owned by Benicia Public Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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